Re: “Norway system has high price” (letter, 4-5).
Norway with a single-payer system gives universal quality coverage for approximately one-third less money per resident vs. the United States. Practitioners are more productive from less paperwork with one plan. I know, having worked here and there as a physical therapist.
The taxes the letter writer refers to also cover universal benefits like short- and long-term disability and 10 months paid maternity/paternity leave. Also included is universally guaranteed four weeks of vacation and tuition-free public colleges and universities, including a living expense grant.
My son lives in Norway and makes about …